Goal and Learning Outcomes
The goal of this diabetic foot ulcer continuing education program is to provide physicians, nurses, dietitians, imaging technologists and physical therapists with information regarding the development, prevention and care of diabetic wounds. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Identify three components of diabetic peripheral neuropathy and explain how they may lead to development of a diabetic foot ulcer
- Discuss critical elements of the physical examination that identify patients at risk for diabetic foot ulcers
- Illustrate diagnostic and management options for infected and/or osteomyelitic diabetic foot ulcers
- Describe principles of offloading, optimal wound care and adjunct therapies in managing diabetic foot ulcers
- Define barriers to effective care implementation for better disease management
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including physicians, nurses, dietitians, imaging technologists and physical therapists.
Nurses: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
In support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.
Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.
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